Kissimmee, FL (February 12, 2021) - A 48-year-old man from Kissimmee died as a result of a hit-and-run crash on U.S. 192 near Siesta Largo Drive. The accident happened around 8:55 p.m. on Thursday, February 11th.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Kissimmee man was attempting to cross U.S. 192 when he was hit by a sedan. The driver of the sedan fled the scene before officers could arrive. Rescue crews rushed the injured victim to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Troopers are searching for the sedan, which is believed to have damage to its left side. The identity of the deceased victim is not available.
No further information has been released at this time.
Hit-and-run crashes in Florida account for about 25% of all reported crashes in our state. This number may seem high but it reflects the reality of Florida's roadways. Each year, about 400,000 car accidents are reported and more than 100,000 of those crashes are due to hit and run drivers.
Our condolences are with the victim's family during this time.
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